Police recover an estimated $70,000 worth of stolen bikes
Officers in District 4 have recovered an estimated $70,000 worth of stolen bikes and are hoping the bike owners will come forward.
On Thursday, Aug. 15, 2018, police attended a residence in the 1400 block of 43 Street N.E., as a result of complaints from members of the community. While at the property, officers located a stolen vehicle and multiple stolen licence plates. A detached garage was searched, where 41 high-end mountain and road racing bikes were found, along with a tandem bike.
The investigation continues and charges have not yet been laid as police seek further information about who may have stolen the bikes. In the meantime, police are hoping to return the bikes to the rightful owners. Thus far only seven owners have been located through previously filed stolen bike reports.
It is believed the bikes may have been stolen from storage lockers inside condo or apartment complexes from across the city in the last year. The bikes include models from GURU, Specialized, Scott, Kona, Regal, Norco, Trek, Niner, Giant, Cannondale, Rocky Mountain, Cervelo, Santa Cruz and Felt.
Anyone who believes they may be the rightful owners of one of the recovered bikes is asked to ensure they have reported their bikes stolen to police and included unique identifying information. Owners are asked to provide proof of ownership, either a serial number, make and model, distinguishing features or custom parts or alterations, and/or photos of the owner with the bike.
Anyone with information about the thefts of the bike is asked to contact the officers above, or Crime Stoppers anonymously through any of the following methods:
Police would also like to encourage anyone who has had a bike stolen to file a report by filling out the online reporting form at calgarypolice.ca.